I'm guessing somebody is going to regret not taking the time to come up with a better lie than this one (emphasis added):
Police said that after viewing the clip, they were able to confirm the men were Quebec provincial police officers.
I'm sorry ... the police are saying that they had no idea that the three provocateurs were also police until they watched the YouTube clip? They didn't know that while those three idiots were cavorting around with rocks, while they were being arrested or while they were subsequently being freed without being charged? Not during any of that time!? They're saying that that's how they would normally treat potentially violent demonstrators?
This so needs a public inquiry in the worst way. This isn't even remotely close to being over.
P.S. In other hard-hitting, fast-breaking news, self-proclaimed CPoC pundit and Blogging Tory co-founder Stephen Taylor wants you to know that the CBC still sucks.
BONUS UNINTENTIONAL HILARITY:
Police said the three undercover officers were only at the protest to locate and identify non-peaceful protesters in order to prevent any incidents.
OK, so just how would that work?
"Hey, chief, how exactly do we identify these 'non-peaceful protestors'?"
"Easy ... they're normally the ones wearing masks and carrying dangerous objects."
"Um ... OK, but here's the problem ..."